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Wiping Out Everything - HELP ME PLEASE!


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ThePlantMan

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Well, I have decided to wipe out everything on my computer and then put it back on. I backed up the files i wanted and needed on my 30gb iPod Hard drive. and I have XP Pro CD but its older version [like SP1 or something] and I don't know wat to do. I click "Install Windows™ XP" but it comes with with "This is older version and blah blah" and etc. Plz help ;'[
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ThePlantMan

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**bump**
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You bumped a thread after 6 minutes thats out of order, its rude even if the thread has been a while but after 6 minutes thats just ridiculous.

You need to boot from the CD.
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Fdisk the drive, maybe even format it as fat32, with a win 98 floppy. Set the boot order in the bios to CD first and boot from the cd and install. you will have to activate the XP again..

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you could also just set the boot order in the bios to boot from cd first. restart with the xp cd in. navigate to where you install the os. it will list partitions. delete all partitions. create a new big one (ntfs), or a few, whatever you want. install on that partition. and btw. i dont think you would have to re-activate, opon re-installing xp on a one of my computers with no changes to the hardware setup, it did not ask me to activate again.
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